part of speech: noun
definition 1: sound with tones and rhythm that can be listened to and enjoyed. Music can be made by voices or instruments.
- When the music started, people clapped their hands and tapped their feet.
definition 2: the art of taking different tones and rhythms and making them into a piece that can be played or sung; the art of creating a musical composition.
- We learned about the history of music in the United States by listening to CDs.
definition 3: a work of art that can be played or sung. It is made by combining tones and rhythms into a complete musical piece.
- Do you like this music by my favorite composer?
synonyms: composition, piece, song, tune
definition 4: the written or printed signs for a musical piece; the written form of a musical composition; score.
- I bought the music for some of my favorite songs so I could play them on the piano.
Word Builder: music +
musical1: having to do with music.
musical2: a play with songs and other music.